How Much Fat Is in an Egg?


Quick Answer

One large egg contains 70 calories and 5 grams of fat. Approximately 3 grams of fat come from healthy monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fat, and under 2 grams come from saturated fat. An egg also contains 6 grams of protein and 0 grams of carbohydrates.

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Virtually all of the fat in an egg is found in the yolk. Dieters interested in cutting back on daily fat consumption can choose egg whites over whole eggs; 1/2 cup of egg whites contains only .25 grams of fat.

Egg yolks are high in cholesterol and should be eaten in moderation. A single large egg contains 62 percent of the daily recommended cholesterol value.

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